FTTx coverage and capex: worldwide trends and forecasts 2023–2029

20 February 2024 | Research

Rupert Wood

Forecast report | PPTX and PDF (18 slides); Excel | Fibre Infrastructure Strategies

"The sweetest spots for FTTP investment are no longer in the richest countries."


This report analyses and forecasts the coverage (premises passed) and capex for FTTx architecture and technologies during 2023–2029. It covers 80 individual markets, from the most advanced through to those effectively reintroducing fixed networks to the mass market.

Key metrics covered in this report

  • Coverage (premises passed)
  • Overbuild ratios
  • Capex (network and connection)
  • Split by architecture/technology:
    • FTTC/FTTTB/VDSL or G.fast
    • FTTB/LAN
    • FTTP (split by incumbent and alternative operator)
    • Cable DOCSIS

Geographical coverage

The report and accompanying data annex provide forecasts for 9 regions and 70 individual countries.

Region Countries

Western Europe 

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and UK

Central and Eastern Europe

Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine

EU27 countries 

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden (data for the Republic of Cyprus, Luxembourg and Malta is rounded up)

Middle East and North Africa

Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and UAE

Sub-Saharan Africa

Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa



Asia–Pacific (excluding China)

India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam


Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan

North America

Canada and USA

Latin America

Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Uruguay


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